Susceptibility of some Varieties and Breeding lines of Tomato to Liriomyza spp. infestation in Central Sudan

Tomato crop in the central Sudan is liable to heavy infestation by the leaf miners, Liriomyza spp. Field experiments indicated significant differences in varietal susceptibility of varieties and tomato breeding lines to Liriomyza spp. The breeding line Trop G 9–18 and the varieties, Alfa, Peto 86 and Strain B were the least infested (resistant). Laboratory tests revealed that Flora Dade was more susceptible to L. sativae than Trop-G, whereas the latter was resistant to L. trifolii. Resistance is attributed to anti-feedants and also associated with the glandular trichomes on the leaves.
La culture de tomate dans le centre du Soudan est susceptible de forte infestation par les mineuses des feuilles, Liriomyzaspp. Les expériences sur terrain ont indiqué des différences significatives dans la sensibilité variétale des variétés et des lignées de reproduction des tomates auLiriomyzaspp. La lignéede reproduction Trop G 9-18 et les variétés, Alfa, Peto 86 et la souche B ont été les moins infestées (résistantes). Des tests au laboratoire ont révélé que Flora Dade était plus sensible auL. sativaeque Trop-G, tandis que le dernier était absolument résistant auL. trifolii. La résistance est attribuée aux antinourrisseurs et également associée aux trichomes glandulaires sur les feuilles.
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